A loan of $625 helped to buy organic fertilizer for his coffee plants.

Miguel's story

Miguel is 76-years-old and when he was ten-years-old his brothers taught him everything related to growing coffee so he has much experience. Despite his age, he enjoys good health and he does most of the work in his farm himself although his children help him too and during harvest time when there is more work to do he hires day laborers to be able to handle it all.

He’s currently producing a total of 28 tons that he delivers to “Unión Regional de Huatusco” [coffee cooperative] to be processed and exported. Miguel needs to buy organic manure for his plants because he does not use fertilizers or other chemical products because they damage the environment so he’s asking for a loan.

One of Miguel’s future goals is to buy another parcel of land to increase production and improve his standard of living this way in addition to being able to leave something to his children in the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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